Baa!!! – An Idiot’s Guide to Herd Immunity

One of the things I realise is that the anti-vaccination lobby often utilise fairly unorthodox methodology to spread their ideas.

See? Science writing generally tends to stick to fairly well trodden paths. Even pop sci. Popular Science is science written to simplicity and provided with glossy photos and cool diagrams. But the thing with Pop Sci is that it generally sticks to the cool bits of science. It’s easy to sell this cool new rocket than it is to sell the basics.

It is why such magazines rarely advertise a new hygenic toilet despite that fact that is something basic that could save thousands if not millions of lives. It isn’t glamorous.

Neither is this.

Herd Immunity. I write this in response to the Financial Post’s resident quack, Lawrence Solomon. [Read more...]

Not the Ducks! – Sugar Rush

This one’s from the ever handy quack brigade that is Dr. Brownstein’s fans.

As ever? If you are diabetic then follow your medical dosage and check ups regularly. Not anything people like this say. Dr. Brownstein’s advice is deadly and wrong.

If there are American Colleges giving Brownstein accreditation and awards (his Websites claim he has) then sort yourselves out! This is an embarassment. This is a shocking lack of understanding of the topic that foreign doctors who often train with far less equipment are capable of understanding. This man is not even up to scratch at the level of Step 1 USMLE let alone the finished product and has no rational reason to be practising. [Read more...]

The Last Spoonbender

Can you please try to ‘see’ where YOU believe the plane went down?

- Uri Geller

“Malaysia Plane Crash: what do you all think? If the plane did not crash is it possible for it to have landed in either North Korea or Iran?? How many of you think it crashed how many of you think it landed somewhere.” – Uri Geller

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MH370 – A New Hotbed of Conspiracy from Mike Adams

This post has 84,000 hits already courtesy of Facebook alone. This post is on a website whose traffic and income would put our totals to shame. This post comes from well known quack and conspiracy theorist Mike Adams.

This is not new, with every disaster comes a haze of shady conspiracy theories. From school shootings to air crashes, all are due to the shady governments. The very same governments that are often so incompetent and bloated are also sleek and capable of needless complicated plans.

Natural News has not one but TWO conspiracy theories up with regards to the fate of the plane. In short? Mike Adams who owns a website and lives in the USA has a better idea of the situation than the major rescue operation involving around 60 different vessels in the air and on sea searching for the missing aircraft.

What is puzzling is the lack of communication in an era when communication devices are universal. [Read more...]